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Canon PIXMA iX6550 A3+ color photo printer test / review by Trusted Reviews

19 May, 2011 (07:05) | Canon, Printer, Review | By: Camera News

Canon PIXMA iX6550
Canon PIXMA iX6550

Trusted Reviews has test an A3+ color photo printer from Canon. The printer is called Canon PIXMA iX6550 and is able to print up to 11.3 images per minute, or so Canon claims.

Some key features for the Canon PIXMA iX6550 :
-Print photos up to A3+
-Up to 9600 dpi print resolution
-1pl minimum droplet size
-ISO ESAT 11.3 images per minute in mono and 8.8 images per minute in color
-Able to print 10×15 cm borderless photo in abouts 36 seconds
-5 single ink tanks

Trusted Reviews ends up giving the PIXMA iX6550 an overall score of 7 out of 10 possible points. The Canon printer scores highest on print quality and print speeds, while it scores a bit lower on features and value for your money. The reviewer likes that the printer is fast, has a high resolution and it has a small size. There are some negative points too including no LCD display, no memory card slots and the printer does not support wireless printing. If you are looking for a photo printer that is able to print large photos and does not need the most advanced features the iX6550 might be your choice.
Read the full review of the Canon PIXMA iX6550 A3+ color photo printer here.

Canon announces Canon PIXMA iX6550 / iX6540 A3+ printer

7 February, 2011 (19:42) | Canon, Printer | By: Camera News

Canon PIXMA iX6550
Canon PIXMA iX6550

Canon has announced a new A3+ printer called Canon PIXMA iX6550 / iX6540. Canon says that this is their most compact A3+ printer in the PIXMA line. It is 30% smaller than its predecessor the iX4000, and is targeted at more advanced users wanting high quality photo prints in large size.

The printer is called Canon PIXMA iX6550 in Europe and iX6540 in Middle East and Africa. The PIXMA will be released in March 2011.

Press release:
Compact, stylish and versatile – Canon launches the new PIXMA iX6550
LONDON, UK, 7 February 2011 – Canon today announced the launch of the most compact A3+ printer in its PIXMA range. With increased speed and advanced software, the affordable PIXMA iX6550 is approximately 30 percent smaller than its predecessor, and features a stylish design requiring minimum desk space.

Replacing the PIXMA iX4000, the PIXMA iX6550 is ideal for advanced home and office users looking for superb quality when producing photos or documents; offering complete functionality for everyday business tasks including printing large spreadsheets, newsletters and schedules.

Advanced print quality
The PIXMA iX6550 includes 5 Single Inks which are individually replaceable to optimise ink usage and features a pigment black ink for crisp, sharp text. The PIXMA iX6550 uses dye inks to produce exceptional quality photos with minimum 1 picolitre ink droplets, and maximum 9,600dpi print resolution. For document printing, the PIXMA iX6550 has impressive ISO ESAT speeds of approximately 11.3ipm in mono, and 8.8ipm in colour. It can produce a photolab-quality 10x15cm borderless photo print in approximately 36 seconds[1].

Practical solutions and software
Featuring a range of superior software, the PIXMA iX6550 is a versatile and creative option for users looking for advanced functionality. Easy-WebPrint EX plug-in offers smart, yet simple web printing, allowing users to clip, combine and print pages from multiple websites. Users of the PIXMA iX6550 also have access to Solution Templates, allowing small businesses to download and customise general notices, menus and point of sale material. The templates are compatible with Microsoft Word and help create quick and professional looking documents. The enhanced Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX makes printing photos and more creative content easy and has the benefit of direct access to Flickr®.

Canon’s unique Full HD Movie Print enables users to print images by selecting a single frame from a full HD movie captured on select Canon Digital SLR or Canon Digital Still Cameras.

With use of genuine inks the PIXMA iX6550 features ChromaLife 100+ for long lasting beautiful photos and customers can also access CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM to print and use a range of high quality professional content, including exclusive images from recognised artists.

The PIXMA iX6550 is available across Europe from March 2011.

PIXMA iX6550 – key features:
* Ultra compact and stylish A3+ printer ideal for home or small offices
* Photolab-quality prints with minimum 1picolitre ink droplets and up to 9600dpi
* 5 Single Ink Tanks minimise waste and print costs
* Efficient document print speeds – ISO ESAT 11.3ipm for black and 8.8ipm for colour
* Print high quality 10x15cm borderless photos in approximately 36 seconds
* Create professional marketing materials with Solution Templates
* Print quality photos from movies captured with select Canon cameras using Full HD Movie Print
* Efficient web printing with Easy-WebPrint EX
* Access exclusive professional content with CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM
* ChromaLife100+ for long lasting beautiful photos

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